Of all the Teen Mom success stories, perhaps no happy ending is more unlikely than that of Gary Shirley.
Gary’s relationship with Amber Portwood was notoriously tumultuous, but these days, he’s found domestic contentment with wife Kristina, with whom he shares 2-year-old daughter Emilee.
But Gary’s life is not without complications, and on this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Gary went under the knife for a procedure that he hoped would protect his wife’s health.
Gary’s heart may have been in the right place, but some fans have taken issue with his reasoning.
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Gary the Great
After a rocky start, Gary has become an unexpected fan favorite in recent years.
Doing It For Her
Gary’s marriage to Kristina Anderson is among the more stable ever portrayed on the show, and on Monday night’s episode, Gary engaged in what he viewed as a supreme act of sacrifice on his wife’s behalf.
Kristina underwent a tubal ligation (read: had her tubes tied), but still became pregnant last year, eventually suffering a miscarriage.
And so, Gary underwent a vasectomy in order to ensure that didn’t happen again.
Good For Him?
While it’s admirable that Gary was willing to go under the knife in order to protect his wife’s life, some fans felt he expected too much praise for the act.
“I did this for you. So you didn’t have to get pregnant no more, hopefully,” he told her.